Benefits of Brand New Accommodation

Choosing where you’re going to stay during the academic year is a crucial part of being a student. It’s an important decision because, for many, this is the first time they’ll be far away from home. You’ll want your first student home to be the best it can be, and because this is one of the greatest times in your life we want you to be able to enjoy it fully with fantastic accommodation! Continue reading

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5 Reasons Books are an Epic Escape

Hobbies can be the perfect relief from student life – they’re not just fun, but something we need to keep ourselves sane from the mounting coursework and impending exams. From sport to gaming, there is a hobby for everyone. But, one of the most beloved hobbies is that of reading. Whatever your interests, there is a book that will capture your interests and transport you to your happy place. Fact.

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New Year, New You

It seems like yesterday we were still getting used to writing 2016 everywhere, and now we have to get used to another number! The new year rolled around and with it came yet another reason to start going to the gym again (at least for the first few weeks…). Continue reading

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11 Things We Love About Being a Student

Everyone will tell you that this is the best time of your life, and do you know what, they might be right! Being a student can be hard work sometimes, but it can also be exciting, fun, thrilling and just downright great. Take a look at some of our favourite things about being a student:

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Buying Christmas Presents on a Student Budget

December is only a few days away, which means the countdown to Christmas is officially on! For some, this is the culmination of weeks and even months of careful planning. Presents are already wrapped, the turkey is ordered and the tree is on standby to be put up as soon as the first of the month dawns. However, others are not so organised. Or, more precisely, living off a student budget and wondering where on earth they will conjure up enough money for a merry holiday.

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To Laptop or Not to Laptop

So, the new term is well and truly underway and for all those Freshers out there, we hope you are absolutely loving it! Hopefully you’ve already learnt plenty in your lectures and you’re well on your way to becoming a genius. But with lectures comes a lot of important decisions to make – how late can I stay up before my 9am lecture? How likely is it that my lecturer will notice me playing candy crush on my phone?

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Motivational Tips for Studying

It’s the start of the academic year, so many of you may not have even thought about revision, essays or going over your lecture materials yet. However, before you know it, the end of the term will loom and all those deadlines that seemed so far away? Well, suffice to say writing ten thousand words the night before is never a fun night. Nor will your lecturers enjoy the red line-riddled mess.

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Navigating an International Classroom

Ordering the wrong drink at the pub, getting lost because you didn’t understand the directions given, insulting a teacher on your first day…

This is the predicament of many students in universities all over the world. While most are preparing for the new term or year with the usual anxiety that comes from knowing a ton of academic workload is coming their way, another group of students has an additional source of worry to stress over… Continue reading

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Getting Lost on the 2A – Lancaster Buses Explained

So you’ve arrived in Lancaster, the new term is well underway and you’re enjoying getting to know your fellow students. Everything seems to be going so well, until you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, stranded on the 2A bus.

Getting to grips with bus timetables in a new city can be a rather complicated process, but don’t worry, we’ve put together a handy little guide that should help you towards figuring it all out… Continue reading

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Making the Most of Your First Year at Uni

When you were accepted into university, it would have seemed a distant prospect on the horizon.

People will have been preparing you for this for a long time, with everyone from teachers to parents to grandparents weighing in with their advice, most of which is no longer relevant. Basically, you’re going to be fine. If it’s the right course, you’ll meet the right people and be inspired to do the work expected of you which, admittedly, does get harder. Continue reading

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